MIF API extension for combining IEEE 802.21
draft-zhang-mif-api-extension-802-21-05

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MIF                                                       Hongke Zhang
Internet Draft                                               Fei Song
Intended status: Informational                               Boxin Du
Expires: May 29, 2017                                        Mi Zhang
                                           Beijing Jiaotong University
                                                       November 23, 2016

                MIF API extension for combining IEEE 802.21
                draft-zhang-mif-api-extension-802-21-05.txt

Abstract

   The Application Program Interface (API) of MIF, specified in the MIF
   API consideration, must rely on lower layer functionalities when
   handover between homogeneous or heterogeneous networks is necessary.
   To improve the connectivity performance, the existing MIF API needs
   to be extended. IEEE is also aimed at the similar issue from
   different way. A kind of logical entities over the link layer
   protocol for handling the seamless handover has been defined in IEEE
   802.21. This document proposes a mechanism via integrating MIF API
   and IEEE 802.21 to support application service better.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ................................................4
   2. Terminology .................................................4
   3. The Relationship between IEEE MIHF and MIF API ..............4
   4. The Extension of MIF API for Handover: A Case Study..........8
      4.1. The MN-initiated Handover ..............................8       
         4.1.1. Get Information ...................................8
         4.1.2. Information Post...................................9
         4.1.3. Parameter Report ..................................9
         4.1.4. Check Resources MN ................................9
         4.1.5. Resource Availability .............................9
         4.1.6. Connect to Interface...............................9
         4.1.7. Resource Preparation Messages ....................10
         4.1.8. Establish Link Messages ..........................10
         4.1.9. Link Up ..........................................10
         4.1.10. Handover Completed...............................10
         4.1.11. Handover Completion Confirmation ................10
      4.2. The Network-initiated Handover ........................10
         4.2.1. Candidate Query Notification .....................11
         4.2.2. Candidate Query Result............................11
         4.2.3. Check Resources Net ..............................11
         4.2.4. Confirm Chosen Target.............................12                                          
         4.2.5. Establish Link Messages...........................12
         4.2.6. Link Up ..........................................12
         4.2.7. Handover Completed................................12
         4.2.8. Handover Completion Confirmation .................12
   5. Discussions for New Messages from MIF Perspective ..........12
      5.1. Get Information........................................12
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